In the last post, we have discussed the number of languages in the world. In this post, we discuss the various recorded languages in the world.
There are thousands of languages in the world and despite all the search people could not collect the complete list of all the languages in the world as many of the languages go extinct.
Each of these written forms has several scripts that have been preserved on stone tablets, papyrus, paper, and now online.
There are many tribes that have no contact with modern civilization and it will take many more years before we can even get the complete list of languages spoken in the world.
Update June 2020: We have changed the list of languages of the world into alphabetical order. It will help our readers who are either linguists or aspiring polyglots who are already on their way to master their favorite languages.
Table of Contents
- List of All the Languages in the World
- List of languages of the world in alphabetical order
- Abaza Language
- Abellen Language
- Abenaki Language
- Abkhaz Language
- Adangme or Dangme Language
- Adangbe Language
- Adyghe Language
- Afar Language
- Afrikaans Language
- Ainu Language
- Ajië Language
- Akan Language
- Albanian Language
List of All the Languages in the World
There are more than 7,000 languages in the world today and these languages are spoken by 7.7 Billion people who live in 200 countries.
We have written a post which answers the question How many Languages are there in the world.
List of languages of the world in alphabetical order
Linguists work hard and research about the cultures in the world and learn about what kind of languages the people in these cultures and civilizations spoke.
Languages that start with A
The Abaza language is a language spoken by the Abazins people in Russia and in Turkey. Abaza language is one of the official languages in Karachay-Cherkessia.
The Abaza language is spoken by 35,000 Russians and about 10,000 people in Turkey.
- For more information, you can visit the first Abaza Language Online Dictionary Abazinka.
The Abellen language is known by different names such as Abenlen, Aburlin, and Ayta Abellen. Abellen language is spoken in Tarlac province situated in the Philippines.
There are about 3,000 people who speak Abellen language in the Aeta communities of the Philippines.
Abenaki language is also known as Abnaki. The Abenaki language is spoken in the Quebec province of Canada and some northern states of New England in the United States of America.
The Abenaki language is endangered and there are only 5 known people who speak it today. The last person who spoke fluent Abenaki was Madeline Shay of the Penobscot tribe.
Madeline Shay the last known fluent speaker of Abenaki language died in 1993.
Famous Abenaki Language literature, writers and their books
- Henry Lorne Masta wrote Abenaki Legends, Grammar, and Place Names in 1932.
- Jesse Bruchac wrote The Language of Basket Making, Mosbas and the Magic Flute, The Woman and the Kiwakw, Nisnol Siboal: Two Rivers: Poems in English and Abenaki, The Gospel of Mark Translated into the Abenaki Indian, English and French Languages.
- Joseph Laurent wrote New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System.
- Joseph Bruchac wrote Indian mountain, and other poems (1971), Native American animal stories, The native American sweat lodge : history and legends, and many more books.
Abkhaz is also spelled as Abxaz. Abkhaz is also known by its other name Abkhazian. It is spoken by the Abkhaz people who live in different countries including Turkey, Adjara, Syria, Jordan, Russia, and many western countries.
The Abkhaz language is spoken by approximately 100,000 people.
Adangme or Dangme Language
The Adangme language is also sometimes known as Dangme language, Dangme or Adangbi. Adangme language is a Kwa language and it is spoken mostly in the south-eastern Ghana region.
The Adangme language is spoken by the Dangme (Dangmeli) people.
There are more than 800,000 speakers of Andangme/Dangme/Dangme/Adangbi language.
Agotime Language is also known as Adangbe, Dangbe and Adangbe language. It is spoken mostly in Togo and Ghana.
There are 4,000 people who speak Agotime/Adanbe, Dangbe, Adangbe language in the African countries of Togo and Ghana.
Adyghe is also known as Adyghe, West Circassian. Adyghe/West Circassian is one of the official languages of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation.
The Adyghe language is spoken by many tribes such as the Adyghe people, Abzekh, Adamey, Bzhedug, Hatuqwai, Temirgoy, Mamkhegh, Natekuay, Shapsug, Zhaney, and Yegerikuay.
There are 128,000 people who speak Adyghe/West Circassian in Russia.
Afar language is also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af. It is spoken in the African region of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
There are 1,973,800 people who speak the Afar/ ‘Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar Af language.
Afrikaans is a language that is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. It is a West Germanic Language.
Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
It is said that Afrikaans has influences and its roots from English, Khoi, Xhosa, Asian Malay, Malagasy, San, Portuguese, and Fresch languages.
There are more than 15 million speakers of Afrikaans.
The term Afrikaans comes from the Dutch language which means simply African.
The Ainu language is also called as Ainuic, Aynu. Ainu language is mostly spoken by the Ainu people who live in the Northern part of Japan.
Ainu is a group of languages or a language family which has different varieties. The only surviving variety is the Hokkaido Ainu.
The UNESCO has listed the Hokkaido Ainu in the critically endangered language list.
Ajië Language is also known as Houailoy, Wailu, Wai, A’jie. Ajie is spoken in New Caledonia.
The Ajie language has about 4000 speakers.
The Akan language is spoken by the Akan people of Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo. The Akan language is spoken by more than 11 million in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Togo.
The Albanian language is spoken in many countries including Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, and Romania.
The Albanian language is spoken by 7.5 million people in the world.
Ancient Egyptian Language
Languages that start with B
Languages that start with C
Languages that start with D
Languages that start with E
Languages that start with F
Languages that start with G
Languages that start with H
Languages that start with I
Languages that start with J
Languages that start with K
Languages that start with L
Low Prussian Dialect
Languages that start with M
Miami-Illinois – Myaamia
Languages that start with N
Norwegian – Norsk
Languages that start with O
Old Church Slavonic
Languages that start with P
Languages that start with Q
Languages that start with R
Languages that start with S
Spanish – Español
Languages that start with T
Languages that start with U
Languages that start with V
Languages that start with W
Languages that start with X
Languages that start with Y
Languages that start with Z
Conclusion about world language list
So, this is a huge list that we have collected from various sources. People from around the world have contributed to making this list and I salute all the linguists, polyglots, language experts, writers, and researchers who put in their hard work and discovered hidden civilizations with different languages and written forms of communication.